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  • Erika S

    Marie Curie 1867 - 1934 
NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST AND CHEMIST The first woman to win a Nobel Prize in two areas (she shared one with husband Pierre, who died in a tragic accident), Curie codiscovered two elements, radium and polonium, and coined the term "radioactivity." One of the first to suggest using radiation to treat cancer. Curie helped usher in the atomic age and revolutionize chemistry, physics, and medicine — while fighting prejudice against women in the sciences.

  • Biddy Craft

    Marie Curie was born in 1867 in Poland, she was a genius in physics & chemistry; she is the 1st woman to receive a Nobel Prize & the only woman in history (maybe the 1st PERSON) to receive 2 Nobel Prizes.Nobel Prize was still new. Don't know no. of people have received 2 Nobel Prizes. But she might be the only PERSON TO RECEIVE 2 NOBEL PRIZES (especially it science).Her research made it possible for x-rays,which she took in a truck(1st time x-rays used) to the front in 1st World War. Biddy Craft

  • MSI Chicago

    When you dress in a Marie Curie Halloween costume, you get to say cool things like "gamma rays."

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Marie Curie (1867-1934) Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris, Curie was beloved by her colleagues for her calm, singular focus, lack of pretense and professional drive. Her work with radiation is now part of the most sophisticated cancer-treatment protocols in the world, though she herself succumbed to leukemia after decades of daily radiation exposure.

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Marie Curie (Maria Skłodowska) in 1903 at the time she was awarded her Nobel prize in Chemistry

Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."

Marie Curie (1867-1934) She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to in two fields and the only person to win in multiple sciences, the first woman to become a Professor at the University of Paris and the first woman to be entombed in the Pantheon.

Marie Curie was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories. Her first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her second Nobel prize was for Chemistry in 1911. A few years later she also helped develop the first X ray machines.

The first person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman. Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

From left to right: Pierre Curie (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903); Marie Curie (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 and Chemistry 1911); Irène Curie (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935); Dr Curie (Pierre Curie's father).

Marie Curie (1867-1934) worked closely with her scientist husband, Pierre Curie (1859-1906), and together they discovered two new elements: polonium and radium. After Pierre's death, Marie Curie continued to research radioactivity (a term she coined) and her work eventually earned her a second Nobel Prize. Marie Curie was the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Marie Curie's work led to the use of X-rays in medicine and laid the foundation for the new discipline of atomic physics.

Albert Einstein--Nobel-Prize winning physicist who developed the theory of relativity that revolutionized physics.